No vehicle that can tow 6000 pounds gets better MPG than this van. I bought the 2 wheel (not AWD) version for the mileage. I drive 75 on the freeway with the cruise on and with the city stop and go I get 19.5 mpg on every tank. Less of course if I tow my boat. I work as a mechanic and did not even bother to inspect the van for more than 10 minutes as the original owner had the maint. paperwork. The only things I have had to do is replace the metal strip that holds on the lower trim between the front and rear wheels cost $125. Plastic line cracked under the hood for heater fan selector- free fix and common problem. Oil cooler lines seep but who cares it is common + cheap fix if you do.
bought a 2000.early fluid problems
and 57000 miles trans failed. the
electronic trans has serious flaws.
light weak parts destined to fail. the
sun and 1870 code /lose reverse/
valves wear out. had tranny problems
under warrannty and got the gm run
around . the typical ,could not
duplicate problem so they didn't fix
nothing. now I sit with a $2000 +
repair bill. lots of gm vechiles have
this tranny. I am tireing of gm's we
have no problems additude, and as long
as they get past the 36,000 mile
warranty. they don't give a hoot the
price of these vechicles they should
LAST A LOT LONGER. john q public is
getting ripped off.
Bought for dog shows. Removed third row and put in my crates. Enough room for 4 people (Captain chairs) and all our stuff for dog shows. Very comfortable to drive and ride in. Must have all wheel drive if you live where there is snow. Gas mileage 15 to 17 in city and 20 to 22 on hwy and 18.9 average. Plan to drive it to the wheels fall off literally.
mileage will kill you if you live in
the country as i do.just a trip to
publix cost you.don't know if the rest
are as bad but,14 city and 18 hwy
stinks.as the pontiac dealers were
telling me they were easily getting 21
hwy.live and learn.i'm going to hyundai
to check out the santa fe
Bought New as leftover, had minor
electrical problems, rides nice and
has lots of torque. Towing is a
breeze. Air conditioner not as cold
as I like. A sled on Ice, Snow or
heavy rain. Hauls a lot easily.
Happy with vehicle so far. Like all
GM's I've owned are put together a
little sloppy. Engine & Tranny